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What you will learn - Improve your writing skills with this online course today!
  • Types of Letters
  • Keeping it Real
  • Writing Reports
  • Documentation
  • The Basic Outline
  • Key information
  • Formality
  • Attachments
Get BIG Savings with our Advanced Writing Skills Online Bundle, 10 Certificate Courses
  1.  Advanced Writing Skills Online Certificate Course
  2.  Business Writing Online Certificate Course
  3. Proposal Writing Online Certificate Course: Study Proposal Writing Course
  4. Writing for the Web Online Certificate Course
  5. Writing a Business Plan Online Certificate Course
  6. Writing Reports and Proposals Online Certificate Course
  7. Resume Writing & Job Search Skills Online Certificate Course
  8. Developing Creativity Online Certificate Course
  9. Research Skills Online Certificate Course
  10. Collaborative Business Writing Online Certificate Course
1. Advanced Writing Skills Online Certificate Course: Improve your writing skills with this online course today!

This Advanced Writing Skills training course is geared towards strong writers who are looking to improve in specific areas. Trainers will devote time to writing letters of recommendation, persuasion, refusal, and action.

2. Business Writing Online Certificate Course: Study Business Writing Course Online and learn the best writing practices for professionals who need to create, clear, and effective business writing and correspondence

The Business Writing Course Online will teach you the best writing practices for business communication. It requires writers who are not only good writers but also experts with different business writing disciplines and structures in formal correspondence. The Business Online Certificate course is designed to give writers gain the skills and training to become qualified, professional business writers.

3. Proposal Writing Online Certificate Course: Study Proposal Writing Course; Learn to Write Winning Proposals with Proposal Writing Training

Our Proposal Writing Course will teach you how to write a proposal so that the reader feels compelled by logic to agree with the proposal.  Simply writing an outline of what you want is not enough! This proposal writing certification course will walk you step by step through the entire proposal writing process. We start the process by understanding why you are writing a proposal.  Then we discuss the process of gathering all relevant information together. Writing and the equally important process of proofreading are covered in detail before moving on to the creation of the finished product.

This proposal writing course is perfect for people, organizations and businesses needing to know the proper process of structuring, writing, and finishing a proposal.

4. Writing for the Web Online Certificate Course: Learn How To Effectively Write for Web

People don’t read information on the web in the same way that they read a printed newspaper, magazine, or a book. This course will show web writers how to create interesting and engaging content.

This course will teach you how to design and structure web writing, create eye-catching headlines, develop user-friendly websites, add audio and video to your writing, and leverage search engine optimization to get noticed.

5. Writing a Business Plan Online Certificate Course: Learn How To Write An Effective Business Plan

A business plan will help your business get started on the right track, stay focused on priorities, and move forward. This course is designed for business owners and entrepreneurs who are ready to create a business plan.

In this course, you will learn the essential steps for creating a business plan, including creating a first draft; identifying the audience; gathering information; researching; describing product plans; and marketing, sales, and accounting terms

6. Writing Reports and Proposals Online Certificate Course: Learn about the four stages of report writing

Reports and proposals come in a variety of formats. All formats, however, rely on good writing skills and a solid framework. We recommend that you complete “Business Writing That Works” before beginning this course.

7. Resume Writing & Job Search Skills: Identify Your Purpose and Get The Job of Your Dreams

Make your dream job a reality and start your search today! Our Job Search Skills Training will give you the answers to all these questions, plus a plan to get you to a new job within a month. After completing this course, you’ll be more than ready to start your search for your perfect job.

Searching for a job can be challenging, but knowing what you want can make it all worthwhile. How do you know what job you’re best suited for? How do you build a winning résumé and cover letter? Where can you find job leads? How do you network without feeling nervous? What happens when you land an interview? And most importantly, where do you find help when you need it? Our Job Search Skills Training will help you answer all of this and more!

At Courses For Success, our training programs have been carefully developed by leading professionals and validated by industry experts to guarantee you are getting the most up-to-date experience. By enrolling in this course, you can be confident you are getting the best education possible.

8. Developing Creativity Online Certificate Course: Study Creativity Online Course and learn how to develop out of the box solutions, creativeness, and innovative thinking

The Creativity Online Course will teach you how to remove barriers that block or limit your creativity. You will improve your imagination, divergent thinking, and mental flexibility. You will learn mind mapping, individual brainstorming, and when to recognize and look for what inspires you to be more creative. 

Children have an innate creative ability when they are born, but for some reason adults can lose it along the way. You will move out of the mundane, be more curious, engage, and explore new ideas. Recognize creativity and be ready when it happens.

Our Creativity Courses will help develop innovation and improve your chances of success in business and in life. Fortunately, there are steps that can be taken to inspire you and develop your creative mindset. By changing the way that you think and overcoming your fear of risk, you will improve your creativity and change your life. Implementing the guidelines in this module is the first step to forever changing your creative process.

9. Research Skills Online Certificate Course: Learn The Basics Of Research Skills

It can be hard to know where to find good information that you can trust. This course will teach you how to research any topic using a number of different tools.
Objectives

In this course, you will learn basic research skills, such as reading, memory recall, and note-taking. You will also learn how to create different kinds of outlines for different stages of your project, and how to move from the outline to writing, editing, and polishing. As well, you’ll learn how to find information using the library’s Dewey Decimal System, journals, and the Internet.

10. Collaborative Business Writing: Collaborate with Others and Create Business Writing

Writing and communication skills have degraded with more and more people communicating through email and instant messaging. Developing writing skills is still important in the business world as is creating proper documents (such as proposals, reports, and agendas) giving you that extra edge in the workplace. 
The Collaborative Business Writing course will give you the knowledge and skills to collaborate with others and create that important document. You will touch on the types of collaboration, and ways to improve them through certain tools and processes. These basic skills will provide you with that extra benefit in the business world that a lot of people are losing.

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This is an incredible opportunity to invest in yourself and your future, sharpen your training skills and learn what it takes to create your own success with Courses For Success Today!

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  1. All courses are easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required per course
  3. Unlimited lifetime access to course materials
  4. Study as many courses as you want
  5. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  6. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
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Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon successful completion of this course and achieving a passing score for the assessment, you will be issued with an international continuing education credit (CEU) certificate.

This Certificate is applicable worldwide, which demonstrates your commitment to learning new skills. You can share the certificate with your friends, relatives, co-workers, and potential employers. Also, include it in your resume/CV, professional social media profiles and job applications.

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The Ultimate Advanced Writing Skills Online Bundle, 10 Certificate Courses include the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Advanced Writing Skills Online Certificate Course

Session One: Course Overview

Session Two: The C’s of Writing

  • Writing Clearly
  • Writing Concisely
  • Making Connections
  • Writing Correctly
  • Choosing Your Sources

Session Three: Writing Mechanics

  • Building Paragraphs
  • Proper Paragraphs
  • More on Paragraphs
  • Making Connections

Session Four: Dealing with Specific Requests

  • Types of Letters
  • Keeping it Real

Session Five: Preparing Business Documents

  • Business Cases
  • Requests for Proposals
  • Writing Reports
  • Documentation

Session Six: Editing Techniques

  • Personal Action Plan
  • Recommended Reading List
  • Post-Course Assessment

Course 2 - Business Writing Online Certificate Course

Section One: Getting Started

  • a quick refresher on basic writing concepts (such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation) – the things that we often miss especially when completing work under pressure; and
  • an overview of some the typical business documents – letters, reports, proposals – that you may have to deal with, with tips on structure, style etc. 

Section Two: Spelling and Grammar

  • Spelling
  • Grammar

Section Three: Language and tone

  • Clarity
  • Conciseness
  • Formality
  • Focus
  • Tone

Section Four: Sentences and Paragraphs

  • Parts of a Sentence
  • Sentence Length
  • Punctuation
  • Paragraphs

Section Five: Organization and Structure

  • Organisation Approach

Section Six: Tools and Techniques

  • The Reader
  • The Requirement
  • Write faster – effective writing
  • Templates
  • Proofreading
  • Review/Peer Review
  • The Appearance - Printing and Publishing

 

Section Seven: Meeting Agendas

  • The Basic Structure

Section Eight: E-mails

  • Addressing your mails
  • Brevity
  • Formality
  • Attachments
  • Forwarding/replying

Section Nine: Business Letters

  • The Basic Structure
  • Writing the Letter

Section Ten: Proposals

  • The Basic Outline
  • Key information
  • Sequence
  • Choosing a Format
  • Proposal Structure and Content
  • Executive Summaries

Section Eleven: Reports

  • Report Structure and format

Section Twelve: Requests for Proposal

  • Requests for Proposals

Section Thirteen: Business Cases

  • Business Cases

Section Fourteen: General Documentation

  • General Documentation

Section Fifteen: Wrapping Up

Course 3 - Proposal Writing Online Certificate Course

Section One: Getting Started

  • Objectives

Section Two: The Request

  • Requests for Proposals

Section Three: The Proposal-writing Process

  • A Winning Proposal
  • The Proposal-writing Process

Section Four: The Requirement

  • What does the customer want?
  • What does your company want?
  • Initial data gathering

Section Five: Why Pick Us?

  • Key Differentiators
  • Key Messages

Section Six: Illustrations

  • Illustrations
  • Sample Illustrations

Section Seven: Proposal Structure

  • The Basic Outline
  • Creating and Sequencing your Table of Contents

Section Eight: Details and Research

  • The Reader
  • Organizing your information
  • Identifying Resources

Section Nine: Writing Skills Revision – Part One

  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Language

Section Ten: – Writing Skill Revision, Part Two

  • Parts of a Sentence
  • Write faster – effective writing
  • Paragraphs

Section Eleven: Writing the text of the Proposal

  • Choosing a Format
  • Templates
  • Proposal Content
  • Executive Summaries

Section Twelve: Proofreading, Editing, and Finishing

  • Proofreading
  • Review/Peer Review
  • The Appearance – Printing and Publishing

Section Thirteen:

  • Wrapping Up

Course 4 - Writing for the Web Online Certificate Course 

Session 1: Course Overview

  • Learning Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment

 Session 2: Getting to Know the Web

  • Web Writing Is Not The Same!
  • What It’s All About
  • The Purpose of Web Writing
  • Making Connections
  • Design and Structure
  • Understanding HTML
  • Viewing the Source
  • It’s Work to Influence Others
  • Predictability
  • Consistency and Commitment
  • Authority

 Session 3: Tips on Creating a Site Hierarchy

  • Designing the Site
  • Designing a Structure
  • Pre-Assignment
  • Pre-Assignment Review
  • Menus, Links, and Buttons
  • Menu Sample One
  • Menu Sample Two
  • Links
  • Buttons

 Session 4: Creating Your Content

  • Writing Eye-Catching Headlines
  • Do's and Don'ts
  • Shifting Our Thinking
  • Tips for Creating Great Headlines
  • Writing Content
  • Format Carefully
  • Be Concise
  • Use Hyperlinks
  • Build Trust
  • Use Inverted Pyramid Construction
  • Think Rich
  • Presenting Your Message
  • About PDF Files
  • Writing Goals
  • Making Connections

 Session 5: Testing the Waters

  • Making Connections
  •  Deciding What’s Fit to Print
  • What’s Getting Read?
  • Give Them What They Need
  • Test Your Usability
  • Consider Eye Tracking
  • Break Up Content
  • Reviewing and Planning

 Session 6: Adding Audio and Video to Your Content

  • The Great Debate
  • Making Connections

 Session 7: Getting Your Content Noticed

  • Standing out in Crowds
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • How It Works
  • Alternative Search
  • Optimizing Keywords
  • Keywords, Search Terms, and Tags
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Balancing SEO and Word Stuffing

 Session 8: A Personal Action Plan

  • Starting Point
  • Where I Want to Go
  • How I Will Get There

Course 5 - Writing a Business Plan Online Certificate Course

Session 1: Course Overview

  • Learning Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment

 Session 2: What is a Business Plan For?

  • The Purpose of the Plan
  • Getting Down to Business
  • Staying Flexible

 Session 3: A General Business Plan Framework

  • The Importance of a Framework
  • Essential Elements
  • Making Connections
  • Making Connections
  • Pre-Assignment Review
  • Making Connections

 Session 4: Identifying Your Audience

  • Who Are You Writing For?
  • Defining the Terms
  • Words of Wisdom
  • Making Connections
  • The Rules of Writing
  • Making Connections

 Session 5: Gathering and Analyzing Information

  • GO-PARSE
  • Get Organized
  • Preview
  • Ask
  • Read
  • Markup Methods
  • Summarize
  • Shorthand Symbols
  • Shorthand Tips
  • Evaluate
  • PARSE in Action
  • GO-PARSE Summary
  • ACE Building Celebrates Five Years of Success

 Session 6: Defining Your Company

  • Writing Your Company Description
  • Making Connections
  • Describing Your Products and Services
  • Performing a Market Analysis
  • Developing an Operations Plan
  • The Operations Process
  • Operations and Your Business Plan
  • Types of Operations
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Supplies
  • Service
  • Overlaps
  • Buffers

 Session 7: Getting to Work

  • Working on Your Plan
  • Business Plan Worksheet

 Session 8: Creating a Marketing Strategy

  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Cycle Overview
  • Consumer and Market Analysis
  • What Do They Need?
  • Who is Buying Our Product? Who is Using Our Product?
  • What is the Buying Process?
  • How Can I Leverage Segmentation?
  • Key Questions
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Next Steps
  • Analyzing Distribution Channels
  • Making Connections
  • Creating a Marketing Plan
  • Product
  • Price
  • Place
  • Promotion
  • Packaging
  • Sketching Out the Plan
  • Evaluate, Review, and Revise
  • The Value of Social Media

 Session 9: Creating the Sales Plan

  • Building Your Sales Force
  • The Sales Cycle
  • Initiate
  • Making Connections
  • Build
  • Manage
  • Optimize

 Session 10: Developing Financial Projections

  • Accounting Terminology
  • What is Finance?
  • The Cycle of Finance
  • Recording Financial Transactions
  • General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • The 11 Principles
  • Key Reports
  • Income Statement Equation
  • Sample Income Statement
  • The Balance Sheet
  • Balance Sheet Equation
  • Balance Sheet Accounts
  • Current vs. Fixed Assets
  • Cash Flow Statement
  • Statement of Retained Earnings
  • Financial Projections
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Use the Writing Rules

 Session 11: Putting It All Together

  • Writing the Executive Summary
  • Making a Strong Presentation
  • Making Connections
  • The Finishing Touches
  • Keeping Your Data Safe
  • Reviewing and Revising

 Session 12: A Personal Action Plan

  • Starting Point
  • Where I Want to Go
  • How I Will Get There

Course 6 - Writing Reports and Proposals Online Certificate Course

Session One: Course Overview

Session Two: The Stages of Report Writing

Session Three: The First Stage – Investigating

  • Gathering Information
  • Let’s Get Thinking!

Session Four: The Second Stage – Planning

  • Choosing a Report Format
  • Individual Activity

Session Five: The Third Stage – Writing

Session Six: The Fourth Stage – Revising

  • Checklist for Success
  • Spelling Test

Session Seven: Using Headings

Session Eight: Using Charts and Graphs

Session Nine: The Proposal

  • The Differences When Writing Proposals
  • The Ten Steps of Proposal Writing
  • Writing Exercise

Session Ten: Persuasion

Session Eleven: Practical Application

Session Twelve: Giving Credit

  • Citing Sources
  • Bibliography Exercise

Course 7 - Resume Writing & Job Search Skills Online Certificate Course

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Ready, Set, Go!

  • Identifying your values and purpose
  • Assessing your skills
  • Setting SMART goals
  • Building a resource system
  • A 30-day plan

Module Three - Building Your Resume

  • Basic resume formats
  • Dealing with awkward points
  • Checklist for success

Module Four - Polishing Your Resume

  • Creating an attractive package
  • About branding
  • Some extra touches
  • Checklist for success

Module Five - Writing a Cover Letter

  • Types of cover letters
  • Creating a template
  • Customising the template
  • Checklist for success

Module Six - Creating a Portfolio

  • When do I need a portfolio?
  • Types of portfolios
  • Essential elements
  • Checklist for success

Module Seven - Networking Skills

  • What is networking?
  • Getting a conversation started
  • But I'm so nervous!
  • Wrapping up and moving on

Module Eight - Skills for Success

  • Being organised
  • Becoming a punctual person
  • I can do this!
  • Important etiquette points

Module Nine - Where to Look?

  • The obvious places
  • The hidden job market
  • About cold calling
  • The power of networking

Module Ten - Understanding the Interview

  • Types of interviews
  • What to expect
  • About behavioral questions
  • About knowledge questions

Module Eleven - Interview Skills

  • Dressing for success
  • Answering questions
  • Asking questions
  • Following up

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Words from the Wise

  • LUCILLE BALL - One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself
  • ANATOLE FRANCE - To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream. Not only plan but also believe.
  • KENNETH HARTLEY BLANCHARD - The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.

Course 8 - Developing Creativity Online Certificate Course

Module One: Getting Started

Module Two: What is creativity?

  • Lesson One: Divergent Thinking
  • Lesson Two: Problem Solving
  • Lesson Three: Imagination and Inspiration
  • Lesson Four: Something Out of Nothing
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Three: Getting Inspired

  • Lesson One: Introspection
  • Lesson Two: Read More
  • Lesson Three: Removing the Mental Block
  • Lesson Four: Art Inspires Art
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Four: Beating Procrastication

  • Lesson One: Get Rid of Clutter
  • Lesson Two: Self-Imposed Limitations
  • Lesson Three:Build on Small Successes
  • Lesson Four: Don't Start at the Beginning
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Five: Improving Your Creative Mindset

  • Lesson One: Open Mind
  • Lesson Two: Do Not Judge
  • Lesson Three: Positive Mindset
  • Lesson Four: Ask Why?
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Six: Improving Your Creative Mindset

  • Lesson One: Make Associations
  • Lesson Two: Keep a Journal
  • Lesson Three: Question Assumptions
  • Lesson Four: Creative Confidence
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Seven: Curiosity

  • Lesson One: Spark Your Curiosity
  • Lesson Two: Curiosity is the Engine of Creativity
  • Lesson Three: Engage
  • Lesson Four: Ask Open-Ended Questions
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Eight: Take Risks

  • Lesson One: Be Confident
  • Lesson Two: Scared to Fall?
  • Lesson Three: Fake It Till You Make It
  • Lesson Four: Afraid to Be Judged
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Nine: Think Like a Child

  • Lesson One: Daydream
  • Lesson Two: Be Curious
  • Lesson Three: Play Games
  • Lesson Four: Experiment
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Ten: Environmental Factors

  • Lesson One: Work Area
  • Lesson Two: Additional Environments
  • Lesson Three: Get Enough Sleep
  • Lesson Four: Variables
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Eleven: Individual Brainstorming

  • Lesson One: Generate A Lot of Ideas
  • Lesson Two: Mind Mapping
  • Lesson Three: Visualization
  • Lesson Four: Organize and Bring Ideas Together
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Course 9 - Research Skills Online Certificate Course

Session 1: Course Overview

  •     Learning Objectives
  •     Pre-Assignment

Session 2: Why Are Research Skills Important?

  •     The Importance of Good Research Skills
  •     Additional skills

Session 3: Basic Skills

  •     Reading and Note-Taking Techniques
  •     GO-PARSE: Get Organized
  •     GO-PARSE: Preview
  •     GO-PARSE: Ask
  •     GO-PARSE: Read
  •     GO-PARSE: Summarize
  •     Common Shorthand Symbols
  •     More Summarizing Tips
  •     Go-PARSE: Evaluate
  •     PARSE in Action
  •     Improving Your Recall
  •     Attitude is Everything
  •     Use All Your Senses
  •     Sing It, Say It, Rhyme It
  •     Organize and Pattern
  •     Remember the 7±2 Rule
  •     The Ladder of Abstraction

Session 4: Planning Your Research Strategy

  •     A Research Model
  •     Identifying a Focal Point
  •     Your One-Minute Pitch
  •     Getting Focused
  •     Writing a Draft Outline

Session 5: Where to Look and What to Look For

  •     Primary vs. Secondary Sources
  •     Analyzing Sources
  •     Using Others' Bibliographies

Session 6: Finding Information the Old-Fashioned Way

  •     Useful Resources: Reference Sources
  •     Useful Resources: Journals and Trade Publications
  •     Useful Resources: Your Network
  •     Understanding the Dewey Decimal System
  •     Understanding the Dewey Decimal System: The First Summary
  •     Understanding the Dewey Decimal System: The Second Summary
  •     Understanding the Dewey Decimal System: The Third Summary

Session 7: Researching with the Internet

  •     Finding the Good Stuff: Our Favorite Sites
  •     About Wikipedia
  •     Mind Mapping

Session 8: Getting Ready to Write

  •     Writing a Draft Outline
  •     Organizing Your Notes

Session 9: Putting Pen to Paper

  •     Writing Basics
  •     The Four C's
  •     Checklist for Revising
  •     Checklist for Revising: Check the Length
  •     Checklist for Revising: Check the Organizational Structure
  •     Checklist for Revising: Check the Style
  •     Checklist for Revising: Check the Spelling, Grammar, and Punctuation
  •     Don't Plagiarize!
  •     Documentation Styles
  •     Citing Sources
  •     Entry Components
  •     Putting it Into Practice

Session 10: A Personal Action Plan

  •     Starting Point
  •     Where I Want to Go
  •     How I Will Get There

Course 10 - Collaborative Business Writing Online Certificate Course

Module One: Getting Started

Module Two: What is Collaborative Business Writing?

  • Clarifying the Objective
  • Practical Writing Approaches
  • Collaborative Writing Strategies
  • Collaborative Writing Patterns

Module Three:Types of Collaborative Business Writing

  • Construction – “Cut and Paste”
  • Parallel Construction – “Puzzle”
  • Sequential Summative Construction
  • Integrating Construction

Module Four: Collaborative Team Members

  • Team Leader Selection
  • Chief Editor Selection
  • Characteristics of Team Members
  • Ways to Build Collaborative Writing Team

Module Five: Collaborative Tools and Processes

  • Outlines and Storyboards
  • Collaborative Planning
  • Collaborative Revision
  • Collaborative Team Cohesion

Module Six: Setting Style Guidelines

  • Voice and Person
  • Format
  • Consistent Spelling of Commonly Used Words
  • Numbers as Words or Figures

Module Seven: Barriers to Successful Collaborative Writing

  • Hoarding
  • Innovation
  • Search
  • Knowledge Transfer

Module Eight: Overcoming Collaborative Writing Barriers

  • Practice T-shaped Management
  • Building a Network of Alliances
  • Implementing Enablers
  • Assessing the Culture and Areas for Improvement

Module Nine: Styles of Dealing with Conflict

  • Ensure that Good Relationships are the First Priority
  • Keep People and Problems Separate
  • Pay Attention to the Interests that are Being Presented
  • Listen First, Talk Second

Module Ten:Tips for Successful Business Writing Collaboration

  • Determine Purpose
  • Formulate Outline and Organizational Format
  • When Choosing a Team Leader, Remember…
  • Assign Writing Tasks and Associated Duties

Module Eleven: Examples of Collaborative Business Writing

  • Writing Emails
  • Writing Reports
  • Writing Training Manuals
  • Writing Company Handbooks

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Requirements

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

Microsoft Windows XP, or laterModern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

OSX/iOS 6 or laterModern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or fasterFlash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Requirements

Entry requirements:

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.


Minimum education:

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.


Device requirements:

Students will need access to a computer/any device and the internet.

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  • Delivery: Online
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  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours per course
  • Assessments: Yes
  • Qualification: Certificate
About This Course
What you will learn - Improve your writing skills with this online course today!
  • Types of Letters
  • Keeping it Real
  • Writing Reports
  • Documentation
  • The Basic Outline
  • Key information
  • Formality
  • Attachments
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  1.  Advanced Writing Skills Online Certificate Course
  2.  Business Writing Online Certificate Course
  3. Proposal Writing Online Certificate Course: Study Proposal Writing Course
  4. Writing for the Web Online Certificate Course
  5. Writing a Business Plan Online Certificate Course
  6. Writing Reports and Proposals Online Certificate Course
  7. Resume Writing & Job Search Skills Online Certificate Course
  8. Developing Creativity Online Certificate Course
  9. Research Skills Online Certificate Course
  10. Collaborative Business Writing Online Certificate Course
1. Advanced Writing Skills Online Certificate Course: Improve your writing skills with this online course today!

This Advanced Writing Skills training course is geared towards strong writers who are looking to improve in specific areas. Trainers will devote time to writing letters of recommendation, persuasion, refusal, and action.

2. Business Writing Online Certificate Course: Study Business Writing Course Online and learn the best writing practices for professionals who need to create, clear, and effective business writing and correspondence

The Business Writing Course Online will teach you the best writing practices for business communication. It requires writers who are not only good writers but also experts with different business writing disciplines and structures in formal correspondence. The Business Online Certificate course is designed to give writers gain the skills and training to become qualified, professional business writers.

3. Proposal Writing Online Certificate Course: Study Proposal Writing Course; Learn to Write Winning Proposals with Proposal Writing Training

Our Proposal Writing Course will teach you how to write a proposal so that the reader feels compelled by logic to agree with the proposal.  Simply writing an outline of what you want is not enough! This proposal writing certification course will walk you step by step through the entire proposal writing process. We start the process by understanding why you are writing a proposal.  Then we discuss the process of gathering all relevant information together. Writing and the equally important process of proofreading are covered in detail before moving on to the creation of the finished product.

This proposal writing course is perfect for people, organizations and businesses needing to know the proper process of structuring, writing, and finishing a proposal.

4. Writing for the Web Online Certificate Course: Learn How To Effectively Write for Web

People don’t read information on the web in the same way that they read a printed newspaper, magazine, or a book. This course will show web writers how to create interesting and engaging content.

This course will teach you how to design and structure web writing, create eye-catching headlines, develop user-friendly websites, add audio and video to your writing, and leverage search engine optimization to get noticed.

5. Writing a Business Plan Online Certificate Course: Learn How To Write An Effective Business Plan

A business plan will help your business get started on the right track, stay focused on priorities, and move forward. This course is designed for business owners and entrepreneurs who are ready to create a business plan.

In this course, you will learn the essential steps for creating a business plan, including creating a first draft; identifying the audience; gathering information; researching; describing product plans; and marketing, sales, and accounting terms

6. Writing Reports and Proposals Online Certificate Course: Learn about the four stages of report writing

Reports and proposals come in a variety of formats. All formats, however, rely on good writing skills and a solid framework. We recommend that you complete “Business Writing That Works” before beginning this course.

7. Resume Writing & Job Search Skills: Identify Your Purpose and Get The Job of Your Dreams

Make your dream job a reality and start your search today! Our Job Search Skills Training will give you the answers to all these questions, plus a plan to get you to a new job within a month. After completing this course, you’ll be more than ready to start your search for your perfect job.

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8. Developing Creativity Online Certificate Course: Study Creativity Online Course and learn how to develop out of the box solutions, creativeness, and innovative thinking

The Creativity Online Course will teach you how to remove barriers that block or limit your creativity. You will improve your imagination, divergent thinking, and mental flexibility. You will learn mind mapping, individual brainstorming, and when to recognize and look for what inspires you to be more creative. 

Children have an innate creative ability when they are born, but for some reason adults can lose it along the way. You will move out of the mundane, be more curious, engage, and explore new ideas. Recognize creativity and be ready when it happens.

Our Creativity Courses will help develop innovation and improve your chances of success in business and in life. Fortunately, there are steps that can be taken to inspire you and develop your creative mindset. By changing the way that you think and overcoming your fear of risk, you will improve your creativity and change your life. Implementing the guidelines in this module is the first step to forever changing your creative process.

9. Research Skills Online Certificate Course: Learn The Basics Of Research Skills

It can be hard to know where to find good information that you can trust. This course will teach you how to research any topic using a number of different tools.
Objectives

In this course, you will learn basic research skills, such as reading, memory recall, and note-taking. You will also learn how to create different kinds of outlines for different stages of your project, and how to move from the outline to writing, editing, and polishing. As well, you’ll learn how to find information using the library’s Dewey Decimal System, journals, and the Internet.

10. Collaborative Business Writing: Collaborate with Others and Create Business Writing

Writing and communication skills have degraded with more and more people communicating through email and instant messaging. Developing writing skills is still important in the business world as is creating proper documents (such as proposals, reports, and agendas) giving you that extra edge in the workplace. 
The Collaborative Business Writing course will give you the knowledge and skills to collaborate with others and create that important document. You will touch on the types of collaboration, and ways to improve them through certain tools and processes. These basic skills will provide you with that extra benefit in the business world that a lot of people are losing.

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The Ultimate Advanced Writing Skills Online Bundle, 10 Certificate Courses include the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Advanced Writing Skills Online Certificate Course

Session One: Course Overview

Session Two: The C’s of Writing

  • Writing Clearly
  • Writing Concisely
  • Making Connections
  • Writing Correctly
  • Choosing Your Sources

Session Three: Writing Mechanics

  • Building Paragraphs
  • Proper Paragraphs
  • More on Paragraphs
  • Making Connections

Session Four: Dealing with Specific Requests

  • Types of Letters
  • Keeping it Real

Session Five: Preparing Business Documents

  • Business Cases
  • Requests for Proposals
  • Writing Reports
  • Documentation

Session Six: Editing Techniques

  • Personal Action Plan
  • Recommended Reading List
  • Post-Course Assessment

Course 2 - Business Writing Online Certificate Course

Section One: Getting Started

  • a quick refresher on basic writing concepts (such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation) – the things that we often miss especially when completing work under pressure; and
  • an overview of some the typical business documents – letters, reports, proposals – that you may have to deal with, with tips on structure, style etc. 

Section Two: Spelling and Grammar

  • Spelling
  • Grammar

Section Three: Language and tone

  • Clarity
  • Conciseness
  • Formality
  • Focus
  • Tone

Section Four: Sentences and Paragraphs

  • Parts of a Sentence
  • Sentence Length
  • Punctuation
  • Paragraphs

Section Five: Organization and Structure

  • Organisation Approach

Section Six: Tools and Techniques

  • The Reader
  • The Requirement
  • Write faster – effective writing
  • Templates
  • Proofreading
  • Review/Peer Review
  • The Appearance - Printing and Publishing

 

Section Seven: Meeting Agendas

  • The Basic Structure

Section Eight: E-mails

  • Addressing your mails
  • Brevity
  • Formality
  • Attachments
  • Forwarding/replying

Section Nine: Business Letters

  • The Basic Structure
  • Writing the Letter

Section Ten: Proposals

  • The Basic Outline
  • Key information
  • Sequence
  • Choosing a Format
  • Proposal Structure and Content
  • Executive Summaries

Section Eleven: Reports

  • Report Structure and format

Section Twelve: Requests for Proposal

  • Requests for Proposals

Section Thirteen: Business Cases

  • Business Cases

Section Fourteen: General Documentation

  • General Documentation

Section Fifteen: Wrapping Up

Course 3 - Proposal Writing Online Certificate Course

Section One: Getting Started

  • Objectives

Section Two: The Request

  • Requests for Proposals

Section Three: The Proposal-writing Process

  • A Winning Proposal
  • The Proposal-writing Process

Section Four: The Requirement

  • What does the customer want?
  • What does your company want?
  • Initial data gathering

Section Five: Why Pick Us?

  • Key Differentiators
  • Key Messages

Section Six: Illustrations

  • Illustrations
  • Sample Illustrations

Section Seven: Proposal Structure

  • The Basic Outline
  • Creating and Sequencing your Table of Contents

Section Eight: Details and Research

  • The Reader
  • Organizing your information
  • Identifying Resources

Section Nine: Writing Skills Revision – Part One

  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Language

Section Ten: – Writing Skill Revision, Part Two

  • Parts of a Sentence
  • Write faster – effective writing
  • Paragraphs

Section Eleven: Writing the text of the Proposal

  • Choosing a Format
  • Templates
  • Proposal Content
  • Executive Summaries

Section Twelve: Proofreading, Editing, and Finishing

  • Proofreading
  • Review/Peer Review
  • The Appearance – Printing and Publishing

Section Thirteen:

  • Wrapping Up

Course 4 - Writing for the Web Online Certificate Course 

Session 1: Course Overview

  • Learning Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment

 Session 2: Getting to Know the Web

  • Web Writing Is Not The Same!
  • What It’s All About
  • The Purpose of Web Writing
  • Making Connections
  • Design and Structure
  • Understanding HTML
  • Viewing the Source
  • It’s Work to Influence Others
  • Predictability
  • Consistency and Commitment
  • Authority

 Session 3: Tips on Creating a Site Hierarchy

  • Designing the Site
  • Designing a Structure
  • Pre-Assignment
  • Pre-Assignment Review
  • Menus, Links, and Buttons
  • Menu Sample One
  • Menu Sample Two
  • Links
  • Buttons

 Session 4: Creating Your Content

  • Writing Eye-Catching Headlines
  • Do's and Don'ts
  • Shifting Our Thinking
  • Tips for Creating Great Headlines
  • Writing Content
  • Format Carefully
  • Be Concise
  • Use Hyperlinks
  • Build Trust
  • Use Inverted Pyramid Construction
  • Think Rich
  • Presenting Your Message
  • About PDF Files
  • Writing Goals
  • Making Connections

 Session 5: Testing the Waters

  • Making Connections
  •  Deciding What’s Fit to Print
  • What’s Getting Read?
  • Give Them What They Need
  • Test Your Usability
  • Consider Eye Tracking
  • Break Up Content
  • Reviewing and Planning

 Session 6: Adding Audio and Video to Your Content

  • The Great Debate
  • Making Connections

 Session 7: Getting Your Content Noticed

  • Standing out in Crowds
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • How It Works
  • Alternative Search
  • Optimizing Keywords
  • Keywords, Search Terms, and Tags
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Balancing SEO and Word Stuffing

 Session 8: A Personal Action Plan

  • Starting Point
  • Where I Want to Go
  • How I Will Get There

Course 5 - Writing a Business Plan Online Certificate Course

Session 1: Course Overview

  • Learning Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment

 Session 2: What is a Business Plan For?

  • The Purpose of the Plan
  • Getting Down to Business
  • Staying Flexible

 Session 3: A General Business Plan Framework

  • The Importance of a Framework
  • Essential Elements
  • Making Connections
  • Making Connections
  • Pre-Assignment Review
  • Making Connections

 Session 4: Identifying Your Audience

  • Who Are You Writing For?
  • Defining the Terms
  • Words of Wisdom
  • Making Connections
  • The Rules of Writing
  • Making Connections

 Session 5: Gathering and Analyzing Information

  • GO-PARSE
  • Get Organized
  • Preview
  • Ask
  • Read
  • Markup Methods
  • Summarize
  • Shorthand Symbols
  • Shorthand Tips
  • Evaluate
  • PARSE in Action
  • GO-PARSE Summary
  • ACE Building Celebrates Five Years of Success

 Session 6: Defining Your Company

  • Writing Your Company Description
  • Making Connections
  • Describing Your Products and Services
  • Performing a Market Analysis
  • Developing an Operations Plan
  • The Operations Process
  • Operations and Your Business Plan
  • Types of Operations
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Supplies
  • Service
  • Overlaps
  • Buffers

 Session 7: Getting to Work

  • Working on Your Plan
  • Business Plan Worksheet

 Session 8: Creating a Marketing Strategy

  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Cycle Overview
  • Consumer and Market Analysis
  • What Do They Need?
  • Who is Buying Our Product? Who is Using Our Product?
  • What is the Buying Process?
  • How Can I Leverage Segmentation?
  • Key Questions
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Next Steps
  • Analyzing Distribution Channels
  • Making Connections
  • Creating a Marketing Plan
  • Product
  • Price
  • Place
  • Promotion
  • Packaging
  • Sketching Out the Plan
  • Evaluate, Review, and Revise
  • The Value of Social Media

 Session 9: Creating the Sales Plan

  • Building Your Sales Force
  • The Sales Cycle
  • Initiate
  • Making Connections
  • Build
  • Manage
  • Optimize

 Session 10: Developing Financial Projections

  • Accounting Terminology
  • What is Finance?
  • The Cycle of Finance
  • Recording Financial Transactions
  • General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • The 11 Principles
  • Key Reports
  • Income Statement Equation
  • Sample Income Statement
  • The Balance Sheet
  • Balance Sheet Equation
  • Balance Sheet Accounts
  • Current vs. Fixed Assets
  • Cash Flow Statement
  • Statement of Retained Earnings
  • Financial Projections
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Use the Writing Rules

 Session 11: Putting It All Together

  • Writing the Executive Summary
  • Making a Strong Presentation
  • Making Connections
  • The Finishing Touches
  • Keeping Your Data Safe
  • Reviewing and Revising

 Session 12: A Personal Action Plan

  • Starting Point
  • Where I Want to Go
  • How I Will Get There

Course 6 - Writing Reports and Proposals Online Certificate Course

Session One: Course Overview

Session Two: The Stages of Report Writing

Session Three: The First Stage – Investigating

  • Gathering Information
  • Let’s Get Thinking!

Session Four: The Second Stage – Planning

  • Choosing a Report Format
  • Individual Activity

Session Five: The Third Stage – Writing

Session Six: The Fourth Stage – Revising

  • Checklist for Success
  • Spelling Test

Session Seven: Using Headings

Session Eight: Using Charts and Graphs

Session Nine: The Proposal

  • The Differences When Writing Proposals
  • The Ten Steps of Proposal Writing
  • Writing Exercise

Session Ten: Persuasion

Session Eleven: Practical Application

Session Twelve: Giving Credit

  • Citing Sources
  • Bibliography Exercise

Course 7 - Resume Writing & Job Search Skills Online Certificate Course

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Ready, Set, Go!

  • Identifying your values and purpose
  • Assessing your skills
  • Setting SMART goals
  • Building a resource system
  • A 30-day plan

Module Three - Building Your Resume

  • Basic resume formats
  • Dealing with awkward points
  • Checklist for success

Module Four - Polishing Your Resume

  • Creating an attractive package
  • About branding
  • Some extra touches
  • Checklist for success

Module Five - Writing a Cover Letter

  • Types of cover letters
  • Creating a template
  • Customising the template
  • Checklist for success

Module Six - Creating a Portfolio

  • When do I need a portfolio?
  • Types of portfolios
  • Essential elements
  • Checklist for success

Module Seven - Networking Skills

  • What is networking?
  • Getting a conversation started
  • But I'm so nervous!
  • Wrapping up and moving on

Module Eight - Skills for Success

  • Being organised
  • Becoming a punctual person
  • I can do this!
  • Important etiquette points

Module Nine - Where to Look?

  • The obvious places
  • The hidden job market
  • About cold calling
  • The power of networking

Module Ten - Understanding the Interview

  • Types of interviews
  • What to expect
  • About behavioral questions
  • About knowledge questions

Module Eleven - Interview Skills

  • Dressing for success
  • Answering questions
  • Asking questions
  • Following up

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Words from the Wise

  • LUCILLE BALL - One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself
  • ANATOLE FRANCE - To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream. Not only plan but also believe.
  • KENNETH HARTLEY BLANCHARD - The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.

Course 8 - Developing Creativity Online Certificate Course

Module One: Getting Started

Module Two: What is creativity?

  • Lesson One: Divergent Thinking
  • Lesson Two: Problem Solving
  • Lesson Three: Imagination and Inspiration
  • Lesson Four: Something Out of Nothing
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Three: Getting Inspired

  • Lesson One: Introspection
  • Lesson Two: Read More
  • Lesson Three: Removing the Mental Block
  • Lesson Four: Art Inspires Art
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Four: Beating Procrastication

  • Lesson One: Get Rid of Clutter
  • Lesson Two: Self-Imposed Limitations
  • Lesson Three:Build on Small Successes
  • Lesson Four: Don't Start at the Beginning
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Five: Improving Your Creative Mindset

  • Lesson One: Open Mind
  • Lesson Two: Do Not Judge
  • Lesson Three: Positive Mindset
  • Lesson Four: Ask Why?
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Six: Improving Your Creative Mindset

  • Lesson One: Make Associations
  • Lesson Two: Keep a Journal
  • Lesson Three: Question Assumptions
  • Lesson Four: Creative Confidence
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Seven: Curiosity

  • Lesson One: Spark Your Curiosity
  • Lesson Two: Curiosity is the Engine of Creativity
  • Lesson Three: Engage
  • Lesson Four: Ask Open-Ended Questions
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Eight: Take Risks

  • Lesson One: Be Confident
  • Lesson Two: Scared to Fall?
  • Lesson Three: Fake It Till You Make It
  • Lesson Four: Afraid to Be Judged
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Nine: Think Like a Child

  • Lesson One: Daydream
  • Lesson Two: Be Curious
  • Lesson Three: Play Games
  • Lesson Four: Experiment
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Ten: Environmental Factors

  • Lesson One: Work Area
  • Lesson Two: Additional Environments
  • Lesson Three: Get Enough Sleep
  • Lesson Four: Variables
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Eleven: Individual Brainstorming

  • Lesson One: Generate A Lot of Ideas
  • Lesson Two: Mind Mapping
  • Lesson Three: Visualization
  • Lesson Four: Organize and Bring Ideas Together
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Course 9 - Research Skills Online Certificate Course

Session 1: Course Overview

  •     Learning Objectives
  •     Pre-Assignment

Session 2: Why Are Research Skills Important?

  •     The Importance of Good Research Skills
  •     Additional skills

Session 3: Basic Skills

  •     Reading and Note-Taking Techniques
  •     GO-PARSE: Get Organized
  •     GO-PARSE: Preview
  •     GO-PARSE: Ask
  •     GO-PARSE: Read
  •     GO-PARSE: Summarize
  •     Common Shorthand Symbols
  •     More Summarizing Tips
  •     Go-PARSE: Evaluate
  •     PARSE in Action
  •     Improving Your Recall
  •     Attitude is Everything
  •     Use All Your Senses
  •     Sing It, Say It, Rhyme It
  •     Organize and Pattern
  •     Remember the 7±2 Rule
  •     The Ladder of Abstraction

Session 4: Planning Your Research Strategy

  •     A Research Model
  •     Identifying a Focal Point
  •     Your One-Minute Pitch
  •     Getting Focused
  •     Writing a Draft Outline

Session 5: Where to Look and What to Look For

  •     Primary vs. Secondary Sources
  •     Analyzing Sources
  •     Using Others' Bibliographies

Session 6: Finding Information the Old-Fashioned Way

  •     Useful Resources: Reference Sources
  •     Useful Resources: Journals and Trade Publications
  •     Useful Resources: Your Network
  •     Understanding the Dewey Decimal System
  •     Understanding the Dewey Decimal System: The First Summary
  •     Understanding the Dewey Decimal System: The Second Summary
  •     Understanding the Dewey Decimal System: The Third Summary

Session 7: Researching with the Internet

  •     Finding the Good Stuff: Our Favorite Sites
  •     About Wikipedia
  •     Mind Mapping

Session 8: Getting Ready to Write

  •     Writing a Draft Outline
  •     Organizing Your Notes

Session 9: Putting Pen to Paper

  •     Writing Basics
  •     The Four C's
  •     Checklist for Revising
  •     Checklist for Revising: Check the Length
  •     Checklist for Revising: Check the Organizational Structure
  •     Checklist for Revising: Check the Style
  •     Checklist for Revising: Check the Spelling, Grammar, and Punctuation
  •     Don't Plagiarize!
  •     Documentation Styles
  •     Citing Sources
  •     Entry Components
  •     Putting it Into Practice

Session 10: A Personal Action Plan

  •     Starting Point
  •     Where I Want to Go
  •     How I Will Get There

Course 10 - Collaborative Business Writing Online Certificate Course

Module One: Getting Started

Module Two: What is Collaborative Business Writing?

  • Clarifying the Objective
  • Practical Writing Approaches
  • Collaborative Writing Strategies
  • Collaborative Writing Patterns

Module Three:Types of Collaborative Business Writing

  • Construction – “Cut and Paste”
  • Parallel Construction – “Puzzle”
  • Sequential Summative Construction
  • Integrating Construction

Module Four: Collaborative Team Members

  • Team Leader Selection
  • Chief Editor Selection
  • Characteristics of Team Members
  • Ways to Build Collaborative Writing Team

Module Five: Collaborative Tools and Processes

  • Outlines and Storyboards
  • Collaborative Planning
  • Collaborative Revision
  • Collaborative Team Cohesion

Module Six: Setting Style Guidelines

  • Voice and Person
  • Format
  • Consistent Spelling of Commonly Used Words
  • Numbers as Words or Figures

Module Seven: Barriers to Successful Collaborative Writing

  • Hoarding
  • Innovation
  • Search
  • Knowledge Transfer

Module Eight: Overcoming Collaborative Writing Barriers

  • Practice T-shaped Management
  • Building a Network of Alliances
  • Implementing Enablers
  • Assessing the Culture and Areas for Improvement

Module Nine: Styles of Dealing with Conflict

  • Ensure that Good Relationships are the First Priority
  • Keep People and Problems Separate
  • Pay Attention to the Interests that are Being Presented
  • Listen First, Talk Second

Module Ten:Tips for Successful Business Writing Collaboration

  • Determine Purpose
  • Formulate Outline and Organizational Format
  • When Choosing a Team Leader, Remember…
  • Assign Writing Tasks and Associated Duties

Module Eleven: Examples of Collaborative Business Writing

  • Writing Emails
  • Writing Reports
  • Writing Training Manuals
  • Writing Company Handbooks

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Requirements

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

Microsoft Windows XP, or laterModern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

OSX/iOS 6 or laterModern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or fasterFlash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Requirements

Entry requirements:

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.


Minimum education:

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.


Device requirements:

Students will need access to a computer/any device and the internet.

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